CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Psychology will equip you with a sound understanding of psychological principles and the critical-thinking skills necessary to become an effective psychologist. You will also develop a range of transferable skills such as data analysis and report writing that will equip you for a wide range of careers. We provide a high-quality learning experience and our staff utilise innovative methods and technology to support you, whether you are studying on-campus or by distance education.
Within the Bachelor of Psychology you will cover the core areas of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council program, including social psychology, cognitive and biological psychology, personality and research methods. In addition, you will be able to personally tailor your studies through your choice of elective courses. Your studies will culminate in the honours year in which you will conduct a piece of individual research on a topic relevant to contemporary psychology.
One of the benefits of studying at CQUniversity is that our program is delivered by high-calibre staff from all over the world. Our academic staff have diverse areas of expertise, including the social psychology of gambling, animal-human interactions, the psychological effects of natural disasters and the interaction between psychology and technology. Our student body is equally diverse, both geographically and ethnically, allowing for informative discussions of cultural and other influences on psychological processes.
At CQUniversity, we will teach you how to express your opinions both in person and using electronic media and tools. You will also learn how to be self-motivated and proactive in your approach to work so that you are ready to hit the ground running in your chosen career when you graduate.
|Duration||4 years full-time, 8 years part-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July|
|Mode of Study||On-campus, Distance Education|
|Domestic Availability||Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|International Availability‡||Rockhampton, Distance Education|
|Work Integrated Learning||Work Placement|
|Rank*||OP: 17 SR: 65|
|QTAC Code||ROK: 850591, BDG: 820591, Distance: 850595|
|CRICOS||033989K - QLD|
BDG - Bundaberg, ROK - Rockhampton
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.
Psychologists study human behaviour, conduct research and provide treatment and counselling in order to reduce distress and behavioural and psychological problems, and to promote mental health in individuals and groups. Typically, psychologists conduct academic and applied research, are involved in counselling or interviewing clients, design and implement programs to modify and improve behaviour, evaluate the efficacy of psychological treatments or programs, assess and treat psychological problems and design and administer a wide range of tests to assess and predict how people think, feel and behave. Clinical psychologists are specifically concerned with preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating people who have psychological problems or mental illness.
To become a registered psychologist you must complete a relevant undergraduate degree and then undertake the required industry supervision (approximately two years) or relevant postgraduate study. Students who complete an undergraduate psychology degree and do not go on to become registered psychologists are able to use their skills to go on to work in areas such as research and statistics, human resources, policy and planning, welfare, counselling, employment services, training and education and marketing. If you have an inquisitive mind, enjoy working with people and want diversity in your job then a career in psychology could be for you.
CQUniversity offers programs in humanities, psychology and social sciences in the areas of arts, professional communication, social work, psychology and human services.
These programs are dynamic and diverse, providing a solid basis for a range of career options. Our programs assist in developing your critical-thinking skills, oral and written communication techniques, research ability and capacity for further independent study.
Work experience and practical projects have also been integrated into many of our programs to ensure that your learning is relevant to your chosen career and provides you with the skills you will need in the workforce.
Our lecturers and academics are leaders in their respective fields and bring a wealth of practical knowledge and real-life experience from which you can learn. Our programs have been designed as a way to launch your career or to allow you to pursue specialist postgraduate studies and higher research degrees, which are also offered at CQUniversity.
On completion of the Bachelor of Psychology you will be qualified to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. Psychology graduates possess transferable skills that allow them to pursue careers in a wide variety of areas, including local and national government, education, community agencies, health and welfare services, human resources, the police and defence forces, research institutions and training and development services.
Opportunities for further study exist such as the Master of Clinical Psychology and other programs that must be completed in order to become a registered psychologist. As a registered Psychologist the opportunity exists to gain employment in a wide range of fields such as counselling, clinical neuropsychology, clinical and child counselling, educational, forensic, health, organisational and sports psychology, as well as teaching and research.
Students who don't progress to the final fourth (honours) year of the program may be awarded a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) which is widely acclaimed by employers in a number of diverse fields.
You are required to complete a total of 30 courses including two level one courses, six level two courses, six level three courses, six level four courses and 10 electives.
All students must attend residential school which may be based in Rockhampton or Bundaberg.
To become a registered clinical psychologist, Bachelor of Psychology graduates must complete either a minimum of two years industry supervision or a post-graduate program such as CQUniversity’s Master of Clinical Psychology.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Psychology program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).